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ROR[RG] insisted that Adult Friend Finder (the company) owed a friend of his nearly a quarter of a million dollars.
He wanted his friend to get paid, so he went public.
It’s not that Friend Finder has substandard security, it’s simply that very little, to a determined and talented hacker, is immune to access.
I am not a top notch hacker, but I did spend most of my life attempting to stop hackers from accessing or damaging data. As part of my job, I had to know how hackers did their jobs and became moderately good at it.
The company primarily deals in adult entertainment, online dating, and social networking services.
The source IP addresses collected can even provide pinpoint street locations for attacks.
The attack methodology deployed in this instance was not released, but it would be fair to assume that it leveraged a kind of SQL Injection attack or similar, where the information is wormed out of the back-end database through a flaw in the webserver.
I am personally aware of seven previous hacks and there are rumors of dozens, if not hundreds of prior hacks. The hacks that reach public awareness are extremely rare.
For a hack to reach public awareness someone has to make a serious mistake, or they are demanding money or some other asset or, in the case of ROR[RG], they have an ax to grind.